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Title: Series 5, 3 - Précis: "for which I received quiet unofficial approval..." ms. p.2-6.
Author: Bates, Daisy
Issue Date: 13-Mar-2015
Abstract: Continuation of DMB’s service record with the Australian Aborigines when she worked among the people of Perth, New Norcia, Gingin, Albany, Esperance, Murchison, Goldfields, Broome and the North West areas as well as Dorre and Bernier Islands during the years 1902-10. In 1911 she cared for measles patients in Katanning and in 1912 she moved east to Esperance and Eucla areas. Up to and including 1914, she was in Eucla and afterwards she looked after people from the Bight, Boundary Dam and further north as well as Ooldea. In 1918 she was Matron of the War Veterans Home for a short time and then returned to a camp at Ooldea on the E-W train line where people from different areas were coming for food and water. DMB carried on the work of caring for and feeding sick and needy aboriginal people until 1935. This was done with her own money, derived from sale of her properties and the sale of her articles to numerous journals and newspapers. In return the Aborigines gave her information about genealogy, language, social organisation, totems and customs.
Appears in Collections:Section 5: Notes not for legends or included in Aborigines: Odd notes only

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